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Kingsmead, Horton - Exhibition Banners

Kingsmead, Horton - Exhibition Banners

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This is the artwork for a set of exhibition banners made for CEMEX UK. They show the main archaeological discoveries, some of national importance, made during excavtions prior to gravel extraction at the Kingsmead Quarry site Horton, Berkshire.
To find out more about the archaeology from thi site visit our web pages at: http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/projects/horton2013
This is the artwork for a set of exhibition banners made for CEMEX UK. They show the main archaeological discoveries, some of national importance, made during excavtions prior to gravel extraction at the Kingsmead Quarry site Horton, Berkshire.
To find out more about the archaeology from thi site visit our web pages at: http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/projects/horton2013

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Published by: Wessex Archaeology on Sep 20, 2013
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Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest archaeologicalpractices in the UK, employing 200 archaeologists across fourregional offices in Salisbury, Rochester, Sheffield and Edinburgh.We work with councils, developers, landowners and heritageorganisations to ensure that archaeological remains are recordedand preserved before work begins on new development schemes.Wessex Archaeology is funded by its commercial work and bygrant giving bodies.Wessex Archaeology was established in 1979, and as a charity,educating people about archaeology through lectures, eventsand public outreach is central to our company ethos. We alsocarry out building surveys, underwater archaeology, coastalstudies, heritage management, illustration and 3D computermodelling, human remains analysis, finds and environmentalanalysis and publication.
making sense of heritage
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Excavations at Kingsmead Quarry have revealed a vast andcomplex archaeological landscape. Since 2003 Wessex Archaeologyhas painstakingly uncovered the hidden and forgotten history of Horton, Berkshire. In partnership with CEMEX UK, the excavations have revealeda wealth of information about how people lived during the last12,000 years, going back to the end of the last Ice Age. It covers atime when people still hunted, to the arrival of farming, the firstappearance of metals and the influence of the Roman Empire.The archaeological works have been project managed byThe Guildhouse Consultancy, and monitored by BerkshireArchaeology on behalf of the local planning authority(Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead).
Extracting the Past
 
Kingsmead Quarry, Horton
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Amongst the oldest finds found on the excavation wasa 300,000 year old hand axe found by a quarry worker.Excavations also revealed a number of Old Stone Age(Palaeolithic) flint tools from around 12,000 – 10,000 BC.Such tools were brought to the site by people huntingand gathering along the Rivers Thames and Colne.Some of these flints were recovered from a cluster of hollowsleft by fallen trees, whilst an interesting flint scatter found in2011 suggests that flint was knapped to make tools on thesite. At this time the sea level was far lower and Britain waspart of the European mainland.
Hunters of the river plain
 
12,000 – 4000 BC
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